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Keralan Backwaters

3 days  |  Starts/Ends: Kochi  |  from USD $985

A peaceful and rustic 3 day sojourn on the mellow backwaters of Kerala. Setting off from Alleppey (Alappuzha), close to Kochi, you'll sail through the lush backwaters aboard a rice boat.

Prices & Dates


Day 1


Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! Arrive Kochi airport, where you will be met by a representative from On The Go. Drive for approximately 2 hours to Allepey and board a private rice-boat for a journey through the backwaters in and around Allepey. Watch as our crew propel the boat through the water using tall bamboo poles!

The rice-boat is a simply furnished craft and consists of a thatched covered lounge/dining area, sleeping accommodation (with mosquito net) and a bathroom with a WC and washbasin. In the evening the boat is lit by hurricane lamps. Thatched awning on both sides of the boat allows the breeze and views to flow in. There is a small service area at the rear of the craft where the cook prepares simple meals using as many fresh provisions as can be plucked, caught or bought in the backwaters. A distance of some 20 kms will be covered, during which time the boat will glide past colourful local villages.
Overnight: Rice boat  |  Lunch, Dinner

Day 2

Backwaters Cruise

Spend the day at leisure on the rice- boat. Opt for a swim, soak up the sunshine, enjoy the scenic beauty of colourful villages and have a sumptuous meal on banana leaves. In the evening, witness sunset through coconut palms. Enjoy dinner under a million stars. Sleep and dream with the pleasant roll of the backwater.
Overnight: Rice boat  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3


Alleppey - Kochi. Disembark at Alleppey. Drive to Kochi airport in time to connect with your onward fight. Happy Travels!

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

Single Supp.
Keralan Backwaters - 3 days
USD $985
USD $590

Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen hotels, room availability as well as time of travel i.e. during India’s peak travel season of 21 Dec - 10 Jan, additional supplements will apply. Equally, if you with to travel to India during the summer, rates will be cheaper than those quoted. Please bear this in mind if comparing prices as we always aim to deliver exceptional value.

Please note that discounts will apply if there are more 4 our more people in your travelling party, since fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across the group.

Trip Highlights

Kochi - the beautiful St Francis’ Church, the white washed Dutch Palace, Fort Kochi and the iconic Chinese Fishing nets on the waterfront
Kerala's famous tropical backwaters
Coastal Alleppey - gateway to the relaxing palm fringed backwaters
Kumarakom - picturesque cluster of islands


2 nights on a deluxe air-conditioned rice-boat
Return transfers by chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle from Kochi to Alappuzha
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature
Tour Details
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Local Payment
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 2, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
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